How To Choose Your Wedding Date is an important decision. On Maui, a wedding date should be given some thought. Since everyday is a holiday for the couple and family/friends, it doesn’t necessarily have to be on a traditional Saturday or Sunday.
On Maui, us locals go to the beach on the weekends. Our beaches are awesome and there are so many ocean –related activities such as surfing, snorkeling, and swimming, reading a book or just watching the waves. So this is what we do on the weekend.
If the wedding couple desires more privacy and intimacy, Mondays-Thursdays are best on Maui. There will be significantly less people and children on the beach affording the couple a much more enjoyable memory of an elegant and romantic wedding.
Some couple’s like to select a date with significant numbers. Dates such as 1/21/21, 2/22/22, 2/23/23, 3/23/23, 2/24/24, well you get the idea.
Since so many couples chose these “numerology wedding dates”, there are many weddings and vow renewals occurring on Maui’s beaches. There will not be much privacy or intimacy, and you will see many other weddings on the beach.
If this doesn’t bother you, then select a date well in advance as they book up. A couple has to weigh whether an interesting date will be fun and memorable against the knowledge that there will be other wedding couples on the beach.
All beaches in Hawaii are public, This is our law. So, you can’t ask for a private beach, or ask for any section of the beach to be “roped off”. This is a state violation. So, maybe selecting a Monday-Thursday date will be much more memorable rather than a number. It’s up to you. See Maui wedding locations
Choosing a wedding date also depends on when the couple arrives on Maui. We recommend arriving 2 days before the wedding date. We will arrange your marriage license appointment the day before the wedding ( it’s just 15 minutes long). See license details here.
Then, you can get married the next day. Having the wedding 2 days after arrival also allows the couple to get over jet lag and look fresh and happy for the photos. Most everyone feels the “lag” in Hawaii after the long overseas flight.
However, if you want to get married right away, you can get the marriage license and get married the next day after arrival if you want. There is no waiting period.
So, select wisely.
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